Archive for the ‘Air Purifiers’ Category

Greening Your Bedroom

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Lacking on sleep? It could be the environment of your bedroom. Getting a good night’s sleep is easier when you make eco-friendly changes to the space. Below are a few tips to consider if you’re looking to green your bedroom:

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Choose greener bedding
Sheets made of natural fibres such as wool and cotton are good at trapping heat to make you more comfortable. They also tend to collect less dust than duvets. Buying a mattress cover made of natural fibres also helps by absorbing sweat and protect you from dust mites.

Let it breathe
Air out the space by keeping furniture to a minimum to eliminate dust, and vacuuming regularly. Also, open the windows and pull the covers back each morning to help eliminate dust mites. Don’t forget to buy an air purifier to improve the air quality in your bedroom.

You’ll benefit most from an air purifier in your bedroom if you notice:

  • Poor ventilation
  • Pet dander
  • High temperature and humidity levels

At Leslie Heating and Cooling, we are a family-owned and operated business based in Woodridge, Illinois and is dedicated to making your home feel more comfortable. We also offer air filters and fresh air ventilation systems to maximize your bedroom’s comfort. To learn more about these solutions, give us a call at 630.621.9419 or visit our website.

What’s That Smell In My House?

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Your house smells like many things, but foul odor shouldn’t be one of them. The last thing any homeowner or renter wants to do is walk home to the smell of a clogged sewer drain or wet dog fur – especially when you’re expecting guests.

Still wondering what that smell is? We’re here to help you sniff out the issue and figure out what it means:

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Mold – moldy or a dank smell can mean possible water or moisture damage. Check for visible flooding or leaks, or even wet patches on the walls or ceiling. There, you will find your answer.

Pets – The smell of a dirt or wet dog is an obvious one. Usually, the best remedy for this is to create an odor neutralizing and fabric spray made from baking soda and white vinegar.

Combustion By-Products – Use your gas detection meters or call your local gas utility if you sense a gas odor. Old or problematic gas appliances as well as improper ventilation can cause the smell.

Dust – Got dust? You’ll know by visually inspecting your ductwork. Poorly maintained forced air systems plus poor cleaning can make any home smell like dust, so be sure to vacuum vents weekly and check on your ductwork often as well.

The best way to keep the air clean in your home is to invest in air cleaners and purifiers. At Leslie Heating & Cooling, we know how important it is to have quality, fresh air ventilating throughout your home. That is why we offer our customers air filters and fresh air ventilation systems to maximize your home’s comfort. To learn more about these solutions, give us a call at 630.621.9419 or visit our website.

Breathe Better in Your Home

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Can you feel the fresh air outside? If only you knew how to get rid of those allergy triggers inside your home and clear all those pollutants. The answer is simple, thanks to these solutions:

Improve air quality at home
Plants – First things first. To create a healthier environment in your home, buy plants that clear out the bad pollutants in your home. English Ivy, Boston Fern, and Red-Edged Dracaena are all perfect examples of plants that can restore healthy, mold and allergen-free air in your home.

Open windows – When cooking or bathing, the air inside your home can get humid. As a result, the air becomes heavier and more susceptible to mold growth. Fight off humid air at home by cracking the windows open and letting the fresh air inside.

Air filters – Investing in an air filter will ensure that the air quality in your home won’t be sacrificed. Such filters include Media Filter, Electronic Air Cleaners, HEPA Air Cleaners ,as well as Ultra-Violet Air Purification. These filters allow particles to filtrate up to 95 percent efficiency and trap air pollutants from affecting your home.

Vacuum -  One of the most obvious solutions to breathing better in your home is to vacuum often – we recommend at least twice a week. That way, the dirt and dust you carry into your home doesn’t absorb into your indoor textiles, like the carpet and couch.

Fresh Air Ventilation – Chances are you close your windows and doors to make sure the heat and cool air your HVAC system supplies doesn’t escape your home. While this seems beneficial, the truth is the air quality in your home can greatly suffer. Instead, it’s best to install a Fresh Air Ventilation system. These systems work by allowing your furnace or AC system to pull in fresh air and exhaust stale air. To learn more about Fresh Air Ventilation systems work, click here.

At Leslie Heating and Cooling, we are a family-owned and operated business based in Woodridge, Illinois and is dedicated to making your home feel more comfortable. We also offer air filters and fresh air ventilation systems to maximize your home’s comfort. To learn more about these solutions, give us a call at 630.621.9419 or visit our website.

How To Reduce Allergens In the Home

Friday, March 25th, 2016

You open your windows on a beautiful spring afternoon only to realize that blooming trees also means allergy season. Many customers come to us looking for ways to reduce allergens in their homes, and this is the advice we offer:

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Investigate
First find out what you’re allergic to before taking preventative measures. From pollen to dust mites to mold, there could be many different triggers for your seasonal allergies. After all, you could end up being allergic to your loving pet.

Keep allergens at the door
Prevent dragging outdoor allergens inside the home by placing two mats by the front door (one outside and one inside). By double tracking your steps, you can prevent spreading allergens around with your shoes – or better yet, take your shoes off at the door.

Install carpet
When allergies become out of control, you might want to invest in carpet. Sound shocking? While most people believe that hardwood controls allergies more, it can in fact make pollen and dust more airborne. Meanwhile, carpet holds in those allergens. So as long as you vacuum weekly, you should feel more comfortable!

Buy an air purifier
The best way to keep your home’s air clean is to look into air purifiers, such as HEPA filtration systems or media filters. Media filters work by filtering out impurities, pollutants, and allergens from the air as it passes through. HEPA air cleaners can filtrate at up to 95% efficiency for particles and bioaerosols as small as .3 microns.

An air purifier is a smart technological method for keeping your home feeling fresh all year long. If your allergies are getting in the way of your daily comfort, contact Leslie Heating and Cooling. We offer professional air cleaning specialties where our air quality specialists will come right to your door and evaluate your home’s needs. To learn more about our air purifying options, click here.

Leslie Heating and Cooling is a family-owned and operated business based in Woodridge, Illinois and are here for all of your HVAC emergency needs. To learn more, give us a call at 630.621.9419 or visit our website.

Air Purifiers on High Demand

Monday, December 21st, 2015

From air pollutants to dust and allergens, the air in your home or workplace might not be as clean as you think! But thanks to new technology, you can filter out all the bad air particles and restore freshness once more. The answer? Air purifiers.

Purifiers have been increasingly more popular over the years due to the change in people’s lifestyles. Below are a few quality purifiers that are currently on the market that you might want to invest in:

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Media Filters – Non-electronic and cost-effective, media filters clean the air filtering through your duct system. They work by eliminating particulates from the air that pass through without letting solid objects pass as well – a smart option for any home.

HEPA Air Cleaners – These systems can filtrate up to 95 percent of particles and bioaerosols, getting rid of bacteria and fungus. Although they are typically used in medical and industrial settings, there are home air filters with minimum efficiency reporting value that are just as effective as HEPA filters.

Ultra-Violet Air Purification – UV light technology is another method of killing pollutants in the air. These purifiers work to eliminate bacteria and allergens in your ductwork, just like media filters. When used in conjunction with other air purifiers, this option works best.

At Leslie Heating and Cooling, we also offer professional air cleaning specialties where our air quality specialists will come right to your door and evaluate your home’s needs. To learn more about this offer as well as our other air purifying options, click here.

Your comfort is our number one priority. We are a family-owned and operated business based in Woodridge, Illinois and are here for all of your HVAC emergency needs. To learn more, give us a call at 630.621.9419 or visit our website.